Faculty Development Fridays

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Join OHSU colleagues for a series of professional education opportunities, including live-streamed presentations, virtual workshops, and facilitated discussions of webinars.

Jointly presented with the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation.

All events are open to learners, postdocs, staff, and faculty.

Upcoming sessions

Note: the title of this session has been updated.

Join colleagues to learn practical tips about ways to manage the many moving pieces of your research and writing projects.

Patty Carney, Ph.D., Professor of Family Medicine, will facilitate discussion, answer questions that you have about the publishing process, and lead participants through a viewing of select portions of related NCFDD webinars.

In order to maximize this session, participants are encouraged to:

  • Reflect on and bring their own academic development plan for scholarship.
    • Step 1 from Handout 2 below can help with this.
  • Come prepared to discuss challenges in getting their research going.


Presentation and discussion from noon - 1:30 p.m.

Join the FDF team as we preview and discuss a podcast from the Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) series, as a way to introduce this potentially useful and commute/morning coffee friendly podcast resource to OHSU faculty.

KeyLIME is a weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series aims to help medical educators stay up-to-date with medical education literature by discussing non-specialty specific articles that are important, innovative or will impact educational practice.

Group podcast streaming and discussion from noon - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Leaders, our popular conversation series with members of OHSU leadership, returns for a discussion with Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer and Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D., Vice Provost, Educational Improvement and Innovation.

Lunch with Leaders is recurring series within our Faculty Development Fridays programming, during which you will be able to hear from and speak directly with OHSU leaders from across the institution. The goal of these conversations is for you to learn about the many diverse pathways to leadership that our institutional leaders have taken throughout their careers, and some of the challenges and opportunities faced as a result of those unique journeys.

Session format:

  • 20 minute introductory statements (10 min for each speaker):
    • What did you wish someone told you about navigating leadership roles in an academic medical center?
    • How did you know you wanted to go into leadership?
    • What is your professional niche and how did you find it?
  • Two, 20 minute breakout discussions:
    • Participants will be split into two rooms, with leaders switching rooms after 20 minutes.
    • Participants can use this time to ask questions and have a conversation with speakers. If you do not feel comfortable asking a question in this format, feel free to email your questions in advance of the session to facdev@ohsu.edu.

Opening remarks from noon - 12:20 p.m.; Discussion from 12:20 - 1 p.m.

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Use the registration form linked to below to sign up for any upcoming session.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this Webex-based event, please contact the Office of Faculty Development (facdev@ohsu.edu) at least five business days prior.


If you have attended any past sessions we would welcome your feedback. Please use the forms linked to below to evaluate individual sessions or the program as a whole.

Program planning and volunteer opportunities

The FDF planning committee is seeking input and volunteers. Use the form below to indicate your interest in the various topics being considered for future sessions. Additionally, you can use this form to either volunteer to assist on future sessions or to recommend colleagues who may have expertise related to a given topic.

Previous sessions

May 15: Wellness and Technology
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.
Resources: Wellness and Technology webinar (NCFDD - Login required)

May 29: Leading in Uncertain Conditions
Facilitator: Brian Park, M.D., M.P.H.
Resources: The Science of Leading and Managing with Resilience in Uncertain Conditions webinar (Institute of Coaching)

June 12: Remote Collaboration
Facilitator: Jessica Walter
Resources: Creating a Collaborative Culture Through Remote Work webinar (AAMC - Login required)

June 26: Responding to Racial Bias
Facilitator: Graciela Vidal, M.S., M.A.

July 10: Virtual Voices: Sharing the Mic
Presenter: Suzanne Atkin, M.S.

July 24: Acting Against Disrespect
Facilitator: Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

August 7: Science of Effective Coaching
Facilitator: Steve Kinder, MPA
Resources: The Science of Effective Coaching webinar (Institute of Coaching)

August 21: Integrating Humanities with Sciences
Facilitator: Elizabeth Lahti, M.D.
Resources: The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches of the Same Tree webinar (AAMC - Login required)

September 4: Advancing Women into Leadership
Facilitator: Leah Reznick, M.D.

September 18: Health Professions Education Scholarship (View the recording of this session)
Facilitator: Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

October 2: Understanding Unconscious Bias
Facilitator: Crystal Roberts, J.D.

October 16: Converting Your Teaching and Assessment Materials into Educational Scholarship through MedEdPORTAL (View the recording of this session)
Presenters: Grace Huang, M.D., Editor-in-Chief and Sara Hunt, Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL

October 30: Pathways for Advancing Hispanic Health
Facilitator: Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.

November 20: Managing and Working Remotely
Facilitator: Katy Fonner

December 4: Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose
Facilitator: James B. Clements, M.D., F.A.C.P.

December 11: Supporting Black Students and Mentees
Facilitator: Marie Angele Theard, M.D.

January 29: Career Coaching
Facilitator: Benjamin Hoffman, M.D.

February 12: Why We Hate Networking (and strategies to use instead to build meaningful professional connections)
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

February 26: Moving from Associate to Full Professor
Facilitator: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 12: Responding to Discrimination and Harassment
Presenters: Jessica Asai, J.D.; Whitney Button, J.D.; Stephanie McClure and Karen B. Eden, Ph.D.

April 9: Improving Workplace Education in the Health Professions by Applying Cognitive Load Theory
Facilitators: Emily Hillhouse, M.A., Ph.D., and Amy Forester, M.F.A.

May 7: Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Presenters: Erin Bonura, M.D. and Holly Villamagna, M.D.

May 21: Parenting in a Pandemic
Presenters: Tracey Biebel, LCSW, Linda Schmidt, M.D., Louise Elaine Vaz, M.D., M.P.H.

June 4: Understanding and Applying OHSU's Inclusive Language Guide
Presenters: Erin Hoover Barnett and Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

June 18: Juneteenth self-study

July 9: Supporting Students with Visual Disabilities in Health Science Education
Presenters: Jennifer Gossett, M.S., Sheila Burkett-Luckey, M.A., CRC, and Kenneth Sanchez

August 20: Structural Racism in Medical Education
Facilitator: Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D.

September 24: Health Literacy and Systemic Racism: Addressing Inequities through Clear Communication
Presenter: Cliff Coleman, M.D., M.P.H.

October 8: Tools and Methods for Developing Your Online Presence
Presenters: William Hersh, M.D., Robin Champieux, and Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D.

November 5: Lunch with Leaders
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., and Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Recording of session (note that we were only able to record one each of the speakers’ two small group discussions)
  • Resource list (selection of books recommended by the speakers)

November 19: The Art of Saying No
Facilitator: Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N.

Attendance data infographic for 2020-21 Faculty Development Fridays series.
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National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

OHSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.